Tuxedos - Formal wear for men
Whether you are walking down the aisle, giving away the bride, or taking the girl in Geometry class to the high school prom, it is time to shop for a tuxedo.
Tuxedo is associated as the defining word for formal attire for men, but actually it is only one of many styles of formal suits. A tuxedo has the standard formal length coat, with single or double breasted satin lapels. The most common image of a tuxedo has black trousers and jacket, white shirt, black cummerbund and bowtie. If this is your perception of all men's formal wear, you have much to learn!
Important tools to guide you in your quest for the perfect tux:
- If you are confused by formal wear terminology, refer to the tuxedo glossary.
- Know there are formal wear etiquette rules to follow, especially for weddings.
- Tuxedos can be dressed up and individualized with accessories.
- Find out the advantages and disadvantages of designer brands.
- Rent or purchase? What you need to consider.
A man must adhere to rules of formal dress to conform to the event. The formality of the occasion, season, time of day and other factors will determine what tuxedo you should wear. Weddings require the coordination of attire for all of the wedding party. If you are attending a prom, your selection needs to consider what your date will be wearing. If your invitation requires "black tie", it does not mean you must wear a black tie, but if it states "white tie", you must wear a white tie and an ultra formal tuxedo with tails.
With these basic concepts in mind, have fun exploring your formal wear options.